Poorly Located Find Spot record LKH 517 - Anglo-Saxon artefact scatter of pottery and metalwork, including a buckle and sleeve clasp

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`Numerous specimens from Lakenheath in Cambridge Museum of Archaeology' . Formerly recorded as LKH MISC


Grid reference TL 71 82 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL78SW


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Full Description

`Numerous specimens from Lakenheath in Cambridge Museum of Archaeology' ... no precise record of findspot/s though some at least presumed to be from cemetery. Also see LKH 042. `Beside glass & amber beads were found small bronze cylinders, probably worn as a necklace; a spear-head 12 ins long of unusual form, with unsplit socket, and a vase of Frankish character with rows of stamped patterns round the shoulder. Among numerous brooches should be mentioned a large and elaborate cruciform specimen with enamel round the setting on the bow; a pair of "horned" examples of a type apparently confined to the neighbourhood of the Fens; and two ornate square-headed brooches, one with silver disc attached to the foot, and the other with a garnet-setting in the middle of the head. A triangular bronze-gilt mount ... belongs to a pair of clasps; and a small buckle with three rivets in a row and a garnet-setting on the plate ...' (S1)(S2).
Possibly LKH 041, though note statement that `no pottery or weapons were found' (in circa 1888) at LKH 041. Purchases by Cambridge Museum include: circa 1908, a pair of plain tweezers 1.2 ins (S3); 1911, lower half of finely cast cruciform brooch (S4); a bronze ear-pick and a spiral-headed pin (S5)(R1)(R2). Three square-headed brooches also listed in Leeds (S5)(R3).

Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> (No record type): PCAS, 19, 1914-1915, 98.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk 1. 344-345.
  • <R2> (No record type): T B & G A S, 58, 1936, 168.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath AS, undated.
  • <R3> (No record type): Leeds, E.T.. Leeds E T, A-Sax Square-headed brooches, 1949, 123, 126.
  • <S3> (No record type): PCAS, 13, 1908-1909, 10.
  • <S4> (No record type): PCAS, 19, 1914-1915, 93.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW55.

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:47AM

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